Valentine’s Day Healthy Smile Tips

When we prepare for Valentine’s Day most of us spend time on getting our clothes and hair ‘just right’ and not that much time on our smile.

But our smile is often the first thing people notice, and our loved ones see our smiles every day. Therefore it only makes sense, that on Valentine’s Day and around the year, we do whatever we can to make our smiles beautiful.

On this Valentines Day, EK Dental Surgery wants to work with you to make sure that your mouth is healthy and attractive, and your smile is bright!

Whiten and Brighten your Smile

Teeth whitening is the No. 1 requested cosmetic service today. Although teeth are not really supposed to be bright white, no one wants their teeth to look like a row of corn.

There are several reasons for stained teeth. Food and drink, including tea and red wine, are major staining culprits. Two chemicals found in tobacco also create stubborn stains: Tar and nicotine. Age can also be a factor. Over time, the outer enamel layer of gets thinner and more of the yellowish dentin shows through. Damage to the mouth and medications can also darken teeth

What are my Teeth Whitening Options?

At-Home Bleaching – Peroxide-containing whiteners actually bleach the tooth enamel. They typically come in a gel and are placed in a tray that fits on your teeth. You may also use a whitening strip that sticks to your teeth.

Take Care of Your Teeth Year Round

On Valentines Day, be careful about high-sugar content food and candies.

And the rest of the year, take care of your mouth:

  • Brush twice a day and floss between the teeth, around the brackets, and at the gum line.
  • Don’t forget that your tongue carries bacteria too and needs to be brushed from the back to the front just as often as teeth!
  • Replenish your teeth with high alkaline foods such as vegetables that will keep them strong.
  • Visit your Glen Waverley dentist regularly.

Here’s a short video “Tips for the Perfect Valentine’s Day Smile from your Glen Waverley Dentist”:

Reasons to Smile at EK Dental Surgery!

EK Dental Surgery offers a broad array of preventative, restorative and cosmetic dental treatments, including orthodontics, for children, seniors, and everyone in between!

Our team is composed of dedicated dentists and staff working to provide the best care possible with the most modern tools and techniques.

At EK Dental Surgery, we can help you achieve a movie-star smile and tip-top dental health.

EK Dental Surgery is conveniently located on Springvale Road in Glen Waverley.


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We are located at 230 Springvale Road in Glen Waverley.

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